ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Originally reviewed 5/30/2011.
Deep brown, looks black in the glass, but you can see through the edges. Almost no head and no lacing.
Wow, it smells great. The aroma is just as good as a much larger stout. Strong coffee aroma with chocolate a roasted malts.
Taste is coffee up front and chocolate in the finish. Slight hop bitterness in the finish makes the chocolate taste dark. Mmm. It’s good. Surprisingly good, in fact.
Well, at 5.5%, it’s tough to end up with a heavy stout. Creamy, but low in alcohol. It’s a good combination to make it a good low ABV stout.
Big flavor without being 15% and diabetically sweet.
batneil (618) - - APR 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and smooth as you would expect; thick and creamy head, dark body but not quite black. Taste isn’t quite as full as I’d like, but it’s still good.
commonshawn (1061) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at birreria paradiso in dc. Cola brown black with off white head. Grain nose with some roasted malt. Roasted sweet grain, small amount of smoke. Nice body, sweetness is the right amount. Well made beer.
tfontana (715) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, oatmeal. Appearance is very dark red--almost opaque black--with 1/2 finger width beige head with poor retention, evident sparkle at edge of glass and trace lacing. Taste is as aroma with dominant balance of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee bitterness, hint of dark fruits. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with creamy texture and average carbonation; crisp, dry finish. Overall, pretty much as advertised. Not the most complex beer but a good strong mix of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee.
CzechTex (142) - - APR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Very nice stout, maybe a bit better than Guinness! Smooth, deep, dark. Perfect for certain moments
MrTipple (3671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: dark, lightly toasted malts, cacao. Appearance: black, creamy, medium, beige head. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: chocolate, dark malts, light toasted flavours, molasses. Overall: nice Stout, maybe a touch sweet in the palate. Pint at Rattle ’n’ Hum 33rd, Manhattan.
raoul_duke (240) - - MAR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at hopleaf. Big foam, nice. Some muted coffee nose. Dark tan with some red hue. Taste is pretty good, the body is excellent. Not much tasting to note, to be honest. Coffee is all I’m really getting. The mouthfeel is the best part of this, probably due to the nitro which works perfectly on this beer.
sawbuck (637) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of some coffee, toffee, and a hint of dark chocolate. Ebony color with a tan head that fades fast. Sweet and creamy up front. Dark chocolate, some charcoal, and a hint of vanilla. Slick mouth feel, finish is bitter chocolate, and some smoke. Not bad.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOD 10/28/15. Pours black. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.
Light but very good nose of coffee, chocolate, roast and a bit of char over a slightly sweet malt base with subtle caramel notes.
Almost medium body with a bit of creaminess in addition to being smooth - a bit light for an oatmeal stout. World class carbonation with a burst of effervescence in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is very good but falls short of outstanding due to low flavor intensity. The flavors of the nose all appear and do provide a tasty very well balanced experience. The base is mildly sweet, the middle mildly bitter (roast and hop) and the finish delivers the coffee notes.
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noir très foncer avec une petite mousse marron. L’arôme du café, chocolat et malt torréfié. L’arôme est très intense, comme un porto (mais du seigle au lieu des raisins!) En bouche c’est onctueux, avec plein du malt torréfié et du café. Bien équilibré et très bonne.